Danish Folkdancing

2017.06.04 Constitution Day Performance Program:


Pieternelle Schottisch 6x21
Kontra otte, Lestrup 4x64+16
Petersen fra Læsø 3x24+8 1 5 6 7a
Enkelt kæde fra Læsø 3x16+8 1a 5b 2a 6b 3a 7b 4a
Dronningens Dans, Nordfyn 4x64

sneglegang
skomagerstykket
hattemageren
vride rumpe
klap galopade
totur fra Kjøng
den toppede høne
fjäskern
familiesekstur
totur fra Vejle


Dances

Videos:

Baglæns kontrasejre
Berliner fra Vorbasse
Den sødeste vals (Just a free Waltz)
Den Toppede høne fra Thy
Dronningens Dans, Nordfyn
Enkelt kæde fra Læsø 11jorjor
Enkelt kæde fra Læsø oleviolin
Familie sekstur fra Præstø
Fandango fra Hardsyssel
Gamle #12 fra Langeland
Hamborg Sekstur
Jødetur fra Mors
Jubilaeums dans fra Ringkobing
Kongens Have fra Praestoe
Kontra med mølle
Kontra otte, Lestrup
Langsomme Gertrud
Mellem Kagl og ae Vaeg
Minuet from Pierre Rameau's book Maitre a danser, 1725
Ottemands dans
Petersen fra Læsø 11jorjor
Petersen fra Læsø oleviolin
Petersen 2:47-7:10 and Enkelt kæde 7:11-9:35 Nice dancing
Petersen and Enkelt 4:19 kæde Too many elbows in Enkelt
Petersen and Enkelt kæde awful
Pieternelle Schottisch
Pieternelle Schottisch
Pigernes fornøjelse
Pirrevals
Prinsesse Alexandrines Kvadrilje
Rheinlaender Polka
Russeren fra Thy
Russisk kontra
Russisk kontra fra Randers
Sønderhoning
Sønderhoning
Sønderhoning
Stockholms Schottis
Ungkarls dans (Bachelor Waltz)
Totur fra Vejle


Descriptions:

Bachelor Waltz
Enkelt Kæde
Enkelt Kæde Music
Dronningens Dans, Nordfyn
Familiesekstur
Fjäskern
Gamle #12 fra Langeland
Hamborg Sekstur
Hattemageren
Klap galopade
Kontra otte, Lestrup
Menuet #60, Rasmus Storm - 1760 Notebook (Music)
Menuet fra Fynske Bondedanse
Pedersen|Petersen
Pedersen|Petersen Music
Pirrevals
La Pieternelle
Prinsesse Alexandrine Kvadrille
Prinsesse Alexandrine Kvadrille -- Peter's Notation
Rheinlaender Polka / Fynbo
Skomagerstykket
Snurrepisken
Totur fra Kjøng
Totur fra Vejle
Vride rumpe
Wedding Waltz



Social Dances

The Social dances are easy and very much fun to do, but, since they are for the pleasure of the participants, and not for an audience, they are seldom seen on stage.

The "old" social dances include simple couple dances such as the Schottisch, Waltz, and Polka. And easy mixers, such as Familie Sekstur, Totur fra Veijle, and Stockholms Schottis. And wonderful couple dances peculiar to the region, such as Sønderhoning and Hambo. And sequence couple dances, such as Russeren. And then there are many set dances in square or contra formation. The most well-known square dance is Les Lanciers, which is 200 years old.

[I need to rewrite this so that it doesn't seem that most Danish folk dances are anti-social. Of course folk dances are inherently social, but they are often hyper-choreographed for performance.]




Danish Folk Dancers of Toronto

Laine Ruus Folk Dance Descriptions

Danish Web Sites


Spillefolk
Landsforeningen Danske Folkedansere
FFF

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